How do you handle your email? I know mine has gotten crazy here recently with all the communities and customers and let's not forget all the personal emails I receive on a daily basis it is nothing for it to reach 25 to 30 in day. I know it is going to get worse and I actually want it to because that means I am doing my job.
Well about a month ago I decided that I was changing it up and making folders and rules so that my emails would dump into the folders and my inbox would be clean . Well I have to say that did not work for me at all. I have Verizon and they have changed the layout and when I would log on I could not see the messages in my folders. Well let's just say I kinda forgot about them and that is not good.
So I have changed it around again. Now I kept the folders but not the rules. I have decided that I will not check my email if I do not have time to devote to a answer to an email. So here is what I do now I have a rule that if I open it I have to act on it. That means if it is a client and I open it I read it and must make an action on it I write back and let them know I have received i and will be working on it. I hate sending someone an email and getting no response back at all. So even if someone sends me something that requires no action on my part I send simple thank you or a quick little note saying it was good to hear from you how are things going? Keeping dialog and getting to know your clients makes your business. OK getting of task here but hey got a good idea for a future post.
Back to the email now I see it I open it and I make a decision after action is taken I then put it into the folder it belongs in. ONLY if it needs to be kept I mean those lovely forwards that my mom loves to send me get tossed. While the clients order or one of the feeds I receive for LinkedIn or BlogFrog that I want to keep are put in their folders for future reading.
So what kinda girl or guy are you the folder type or the huge inbox type? Curious to hear what works for you hey you know to each their own. Remember if it ain't broke don't fix it. But don't be afraid to try new things and fall back to what works for you!
Until next time my friends